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Live trip report begins in the beginning of this thread and continues (amid a fair amount of banter) until post #321 here.

Regular trip report begins here.



Other people's trip reports:

@chff: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=101296.0

@Dan:
Original Post for the trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/join-lifetime-kosher-catered-trip-antarctica/
Intro to trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/follow-me-to-antarctica/
Part 1: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/trip-notes-antarctica-part-1-buenos-airesplanning-positioning-adventure-lifetime/
Part 2: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/antarctica-trip-notes-part-2-flying-end-world-southernmost-chanukah-party-ushuaia/
Part 3: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/shabbat-shalom-southernmost-shabbos-earth/



Related DDF Threads:

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica!
A Once-In-A-Lifetime Kosher Catered Trip To Antarctica! FOMO support group

Antarctica Cruise Raffle
Antarctica Raffle #2, Fill Out This Form If You Would Like To Join A DDF Raffle!
New Antarctica Cruise Raffle! Win A Superior Cabin
Another Antarctica Raffle!

"First" in Antarctica?
Polar Zmanim On The Antarctic Cruise
Antarctica TR: the trip after Dan

Author Topic: Live Antarctica Trip Report  (Read 87694 times)

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #615 on: December 24, 2020, 02:32:51 PM »
Wow very nice tr!!
Just in time to remember asarah bteves!

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #616 on: December 24, 2020, 02:43:00 PM »
Very nice ending to a wonderful TR. Thank you for sharing!!

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #617 on: December 24, 2020, 03:16:51 PM »
Amazing!!

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #618 on: December 25, 2020, 02:02:11 AM »
Very nice read!

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #619 on: December 25, 2020, 11:48:10 AM »
did you hit the call button?
Trolls will always post stupid replies

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #620 on: December 25, 2020, 11:51:34 AM »
did you hit the call button?

Didn't bother
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #621 on: December 26, 2020, 08:51:19 PM »
Trip Summary

Kosher Horizons Antarctica by the numbers:

Planning time: Nearly 2 years
Emails to One Ocean Expeditions: 1804
Food and drinks loaded: ~3 tons
Meals prepared: 1989
Bottles of wine drank: 246
Chanukah candles lit: 396



Group size: 51
Guests from: 12 cities on 4 continents



Trip length (mine): 16 days
Trip length (group): 12 days
Banged head (mine): 3708 times (possibly more but I'm a bit hazy on that)



Significant destinations visited: 16

1     Buenos AiresArgentina
2UshuaiaArgentina
3Tierra del Fuego National ParkArgentina
4Beagle ChannelArgentina/Chile
5StanleyFalkland Islands
6Gypsy CoveFalkland Islands
7Whalebone CoveFalkland Islands
8Drake PassageSouthern Ocean
9Penguin IslandSouth Shetlands
10Cuverville IslandAntarctica
11Wilhelmina BayAntarctica
12Paradise HarborAntarctica
13Almirante Brown Base (Argentina)  Antarctica
14Waterboat PointAntarctica
15González Videla Base (Chile)Antarctica
16Gerlache StraitAntarctica


Passport stamps collected: 5

ArgentinaBuenos AiresImmigration - Entry
ArgentinaFin del MundoSouvenir
Falkland IslandsStanleyImmigration - Visit
Chilean Antarctic Territory  González Videla Base  Immigration - Visit
ArgentinaBuenos AiresImmigration - Exit


Miles flown (personally): 13,869

PHL-MIA-EZE AA J 763, AA F 77W
AEP-USH-AEP LA Y+ 320, AR F 738
EZE-MIA-EWR AA J 77W, AA F 738




Miles sailed: 2640





Wildlife species seen: 50
Birds: 44
Marine mammals: 6

Wildlife numbers seen: ~26263
Birds: ~26236
Marine mammals: 27

Birds:
#     FamilySpeciesNumber
1AlbatrossBlack-Browed Albatross~100
2AlbatrossGray-Headed Albatross1
3AlbatrossLight-Mantled Sooty Albatross~50
4AlbatrossWandering Albatross1
5CaracrasChimango Caracara1
6CinclodesDark-Bellied Cinclodes1
7CormorantsAntarctic Shag53
8CormorantsImperial Shag1
9CormorantsRock Shag21
10DotterelsRufous-Chested Dotterel2
11DucksCrested Duck4
12DucksFalklands Flightless Steamer Duck  2
13DucksFlying Steamer Duck1
14FinchesGray-Hooded Sierra-Finch1
15GeeseKelp Goose1
16GeeseRuddy-Headed Goose1
17GeeseUpland Goose8
18GrebesGreat Grebe1
19Ground-Tyrants  Dark-Faced Ground-Tyrant3
20GullsDolphin Gull3
21GullsKelp Gull5
22HeronsBlack-Crowned Night Heron10
23MeadowlarksLong-Tailed Meadowlark1
24OystercatchersMagellanic Oystercatcher1
25PenguinsAdélie Penguin4
26PenguinsChinstrap Penguin~3000
27PenguinsGentoo Penguin~22501
28PenguinsMagellanic Penguin~200
29PetrelsCape Petrel~102
30PetrelsNorthern Giant-Petrel1
31PetrelsSouthern Giant-Petrel~100
32PetrelsWilson's Storm-Petrel11
33PitpitsCorrendera Pipit1
34SheathbillsPale-Faced (Snowy) Sheathbill4
35SiskinsBlack-Chinned Siskin3
36SkuasBrown Skua5
37SparrowsRufous-Collared Sparrow1
38SwallowsChilean Swallow1
39SwansBlack-necked Swan1
40TernsAntarctic Tern20
41TernsArctic Tern5
42ThrushesAustral Thrush1
43VulturesTurkey Vulture1
44WrensGrass Wren1
Total~26236

Marine Mammals:
#     Family              Species                                        Number
1SealsCrabeater Seal3
2SealsSouthern Elephant Seal4
3SealsWeddel Seal4
4WhalesAntarctic Minke Whale1
5WhalesHumpback Whale13
6WhalesOrca2
Total27

For a more detailed wildlife list, check out the spreadsheet here.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2020, 08:56:10 PM by Something Fishy »
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #623 on: January 25, 2021, 12:08:15 AM »
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-falklands-germany-idUSKBN29R2KB

ALOL at the sequence of events here.

1. Lufthansa needs the ability to divert to Argentinean airports if needed on their one-off flight.
2. Argentina's airports are completely shut to international travel.
3. Lufthansa sweet-talks Argentina into getting what they want, by telling Argentina what they want to hear.
4. Argentina declares that this constitutes an official German recognition of their claims against Britain.

Talk about a pilpul ;D.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #624 on: February 24, 2021, 02:33:11 PM »

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-science/king-penguin-captivates-world-its-rare-dandelion-colored-plumage-180977070/

Meh, been there, done that!

Here's an extremely rare sight: a white penguin. This is caused by leucism, similar to albinism:





(Yellow, white, iceberg, Goldberg)
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #625 on: February 24, 2021, 02:35:00 PM »
(Yellow, white, iceberg, Goldberg)

Don't you know that in Antarctica it's pronounced Coldberg? :D

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #626 on: February 24, 2021, 03:25:35 PM »
Same causation but com'on, the yellow is striking! more eye-catching than bleached black.




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